Chances are, you’ve found yourself in a situation in which some members of your team don’t feel comfortable sharing what they truly feel, either with each other or with leadership. This type of discomfort can be caused by any number of factors: fear that the supervisor or leader will penalize people who speak up; concern over getting humiliated in front of others; and other unfortunate causes.
People and team member management for Agile project management and Scrum software development teams.
Feminist Leadership is about capitalizing on the ideas and skills of as many individuals as possible by establishing team cooperation and group leadership instead of competition and personal leadership; it seeks to develop power “with others” instead of power “over others.”
Agile is everywhere. There are tons of materials about Agile. There are tons of talks about Agile. There are even whole conferences focused on Agile. Agile is simply everywhere. That is a well-known fact. But did you know that software developers do not need it?
While it is true to say that people’s attitudes and beliefs are key to implementing an agile project, or Agile in itself, much of the use of the term ‘mindset’ implies a mental model that can be defined and engineered.
“OKRs” is the acronym of “Objectives and Key Results.” This is a collaborative goal-setting tool used by teams and individuals to set goals with measurable results. In his book “Succeeding with OKRs in Agile”, Allan Kelly explains why he considers that “OKRs have the potential to reawaken the early ambition and drive inherent in agile. This time managers can join in too, not as obstacles to change, or change drivers, but as partners focused on the same outcomes for a greater purpose.”
“Responding to change over following a plan” is one of the value of the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly a disruptive event that caused a lot of changes in the way organisations work. In this article, Hannah Price shares her view on how many employees embraced the concept of agile without even realising it.
What is Mindful Agile Leadership? It is the perfect balance of 3 essential elements: The agile mindset : the heart of agile – our attitude and approach to work that is collaborative, adaptable, open to change, value focused with continuous learning and growth. Mindfulness : the quality of awareness – non-judgmental, objective, deliberate observation and openness to whatever unfolds in the present. Servant leadership : being of service to others – focused on the growth and development of others, empowering teams to be high performing.